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  1. Bebo Valdes Proposed for Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize

    May 08, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Spanish pop singer Miguel Bosé and Academy Award-winning director Fernando Trueba are among those supporting a proposal to honor Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés with Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Award For the Arts. Past music winners incl ...

  2. Myspace Sold to Specific Media: It's Official

    June 29, 2011 4:02 PM EDT It's official: NewsCorp has sold Myspace to advertising network Specific Media. The official release announcing the move did not mention a sale price, only that as part of the deal NewsCorp will take a minority equity stake in Specific Media. ...

  3. Bids for MySpace Due by End of Week (Report)

    April 27, 2011 7:30 AM EDT News Corp. is looking for initial bids for MySpace by the end of the week and expects to announce a deal around June, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday afternoon. About a half-dozen suitors, including private equity firms, are in the hunt f ...

  4. AOL To Merge With Yahoo?

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST A report in Reuters says AOL may be considering breaking up into separate units and possibly merging with Yahoo as part of a broader effort to regain relevance in a rapidly changing online environment. The complicated plan, as reported by the news ...

  5. AOL To Sell Bebo

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AOL Inc will sell its Bebo social network site to private investment firm Criterion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum, as it tries to restructure its business and deal with declining revenue. Thursday's (June 17) announcement comes as A ...

  6. AOL Says To Sell Or Shut Down Bebo In 2010

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AOL Inc plans to find a buyer for its social networking site Bebo, for which it paid $850 million in 2008, or shut it down. The level of competition in social networking makes it difficult for the company to fight larger players such as Facebook a ...

  7. AOL Chief: Online Content Can Be 'Much Better'

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online content can be "much better" and will be the focus of the next development stage of the Internet, AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong said here Friday. "That's why we are making such a big bet there," he said during ...

  8. Final Major On Board With MUZU

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has signed a licensing deal with Irish-based MUZU.TV, a music TV Web site and distribution platform available to consumers in the U.K. and Ireland. MUZU now has all four majors on board for the service. The deal gives MUZU users ...

  9. Samsung, Bebo Form Music Partnership

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Mobile U.K. has formed a strategic partnership with social networking site Bebo, which will include the launch of live music events, a new music show on Bebo and Samsung content on Bebo's music homepage. Starting with an event on June ...

  10. Music Web site MUZU Signs Universal Deal

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MUZU.TV, an Irish-based video Web site which has won plaudits from the music industry for the way it pays artists when their music is played online, has signed a deal with the world's largest label Universal. MUZU.TV, which has also signed de ...

  11. Bebo Partners With Slicethepie

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Social networking platform Bebo has partnered with Slicethepie, an online financing platform for recording artists, to offer Bebo users the opportunity to contribute to the success of their favourite artists. The deal will allow Bebo's commun ...

  12. MUZU.TV Signs Licensing Deal With EMI

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST MUZU.TV, a music TV Web site and distribution platform, has signed a video licensing deal with EMI Music. The agreement, which covers the U.K. and Ireland, will enable the site to provide access for users to more than 5,000 videos from EMI Music&# ...

  13. TuneCore, iLike Bundle Indie Services

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TuneCore and iLike have teamed up to offer independent and unsigned artists a package deal on both distributing and promoting their music. The partnership is more of a bundled product than it is a new service, as both companies offer their core se ...

  14. Cuban Pianist Valdes Honored At 90th Birthday

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes has celebrated his 90th birthday in Madrid ahead of a tour of Spain with his son Chucho. The pair have toured the country together before, and between Oct. 23 and Nov. 15 they will perform in eight Spanish cities. Bebo Va ...

  15. Rawrip Goes Live

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rawrip, a new online music-discovery and retail service that promises to offer artists and labels 100% of the download royalties, launches today in the beta format. The MP3 platform's full commercial launch is scheduled for November. Its owne ...

  16. Bebo, UMG Partner On Web Drama

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bebo, the social network recently acquired by AOL and Universal Music Group UK, have teamed up to create an online video series about a UMG employee who creates a record label. The fictional story will follow much the same format as Bebo’s other o ...

  17. Last.fm Unrolls 'Box' Offering

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm introduced a new initiative called "Last.fm In A Box," designed to add its ad-supported streaming music service to a host of partner Web sites. Partners in the Last.fm distribution deal include social networks like Bebo, Ning and ...

  18. Gambino Exits Bebo

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Angel Gambino, global VP, music and content at Bebo, is exiting the social networking service. Bebo recruited Gambino in April 2007 to drive its music activities. She joined the firm at its London premises from MTV, where she was VP commercial, st ...

  19. MoS, Brightcove Team For Web Content

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. multi-media and dance-music group Ministry of Sound (MoS) is to overhaul its online-video service to boost ad revenue after forming a partnership with Internet-TV company Brightcove, Billboard.biz has learned. U.S.-based Brightcove has alread ...

  20. Plugged And Unplugged: Ringback Tones, Billy Bragg, Bebo

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Ringback tones never really blew my skirt up. After the saturation of ringtones, I felt they were just another "me too" application that would just annoy a market already prepping for a backlash against ringtones. That, coupled w ...

  21. Digital Briefs: 'Sofia's Diary,' DMX

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -CBS' Last.fm and Bebo have teamed up to stream an Internet radio station inspired by the online drama "Sofia's Diary." Bebo will embed Last.fm's Superbands widget onto the Sofia's Diary profile page—as well as that o ...

  22. AOL To Buy Bebo Social Network

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Inc's AOL Internet division said on Thursday it will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Internet offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business. Bebo, which claims ...

  23. Web Drama Links With BBC Radio 1

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST An online interactive drama on social networking site Bebo is partnering with the BBC's Top 40 network Radio 1 on an episode that will feature British pop-rock trio Scouting For Girls. The east London-based interactive drama, "KateModern ...

  24. Wharton Study Examines Music Discovery Service

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Users of Internet music discovery service iLike add more music to their song libraries each month than they did before joining the service, according to new research out from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business. The Wh ...

  25. Bebo, Music Nation Team For Artist Competition

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social networking site Bebo has joined with independent artist site Music Nation for Bebo Onstage, a competition that will identify an up-and-coming band and help launch their career with a record deal and a performance at this year's SXSW. T ...

  26. Bebo Users Get My Music

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Qloud My Music application is launching on Bebo. The service allows social networking users to stream the full versions of songs listed on profiles of other members, as well as stream their own iTunes library remotely. The widget first launche ...

  27. Bebo Opens Virtual Doors To Media Groups

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bebo is tuning in to a new cross-promotional platform, Open Media, which enables media groups to feed content into the youth-oriented social networking service's user-base. Each content partner on Open Media can create a channel through Bebo, ...

  28. Atlantic Act To Power Soundtrack To Bebo Webisodes

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' UK division is teaming up with social networking site Bebo to promote emerging act The Days. The band's music will be featured in Bebo's online series "Kate Modern" -- a spinoff of the "Lonlygirl15&q ...

  29. Canadian Pop Duo Release Interactive Video

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has linked up with coull.tv, a media-technology company, to release an interactive, social networking video promoting the debut single by Canadian pop duo RyanDan. RyanDan comprises identical twins Ryan and Dan Kowarsky. Their ...

  30. Bebo Inks With Audible Magic

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking service Bebo has tapped Audible Magic for its content identification and filtering technology. Bebo says it will use the technology to remove unauthorized copyrighted content from its site, and prevent new such content from being ...

  31. Bebo Links With iTunes

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists with profiles on the social networking site Bebo can now sell their music to fans directly through the site via iTunes. Any artist whose music is already available on iTunes can now add links to the digital music store on their Bebo profil ...

  32. Fliptrack Adds 225,000 Tracks Via APM Deal

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT APM Music, a production music library joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing, has licensed its catalog to photo and video mashup service Fliptrack. The deal adds about 225,000 tracks to the service -- which allows user ...

  33. Bebo Hires Gambino, Signals Music Plans

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site Bebo has recruited former MTV executive Angel Gambino to drive its music ambitions. Gambino takes the newly-created post of vice president, music, based at Bebo's international headquarters in London. She reports to Joa ...

  34. Bebo, 7digital Team For Downloads

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bebo, the U.K.-based international social networking Web site, has joined forces with British online music retailer 7digital to enable artists to sell music directly to consumers. The deal, which kicks off today (March 28), will enable Bebo's ...

  35. Wippit, Sonific Deal Offers Music To Social Networks

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows users to stream from personal pages. Wippit, the U.K.-based digital-entertainment service, has linked up with San Francisco-based Sonific to offer subscribers of social networking Web sites access to music, for use on personal pages. Using ...

  36. MySpace Rival Gaining Market Share In U.K.

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bebo claims 12.9% marketshare. MySpace may be the king of social networking sites in the U.S., but a new report from web research firm Hitwise says that it is playing second fiddle to rival Bebo in the U.K. And while MySpace has its eye on world d ...

  37. Bebo & Cigala

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT -year-old pianist Bebo Valdés and Spanish gypsy singer Diego El Cigala deliver album with adventuresome verve. 86-year-old pianist Bebo Valdés and Spanish gypsy singer Diego El Cigala deliver album with adventuresome verve. News Diego E ...